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The Comedy of Errors : The New Cambridge Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

The Comedy of Errors

The New Cambridge Shakespeare

Hardcover Published: 26th February 2004
ISBN: 9780521827942
Number Of Pages: 146

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The Comedy of Errors has been popular on the stage during the last three centuries and has proved itself admirably suited to adaptation as pure farce and musical spectacle. For this updated edition, Ros King has provided a completely new Introduction to the existing text and commentary, in which she argues that the play cannot be regarded merely as a farcical romp based on a classical model, but belongs to the critically misunderstood genre of tragi-comedy. In stressing the seriousness which underlies the story, the Introduction picks out the play's religious imagery for special attention, whilst also engaging fully with the play's deft lightness of touch and its continuing popularity in the theatre. A fresh Reading List guides the reader towards further study.

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"King's lively introduction and helpful new bibliography constitute a very welcome updating of the Dorsch edition and shed some new light on one of Shakespeare's early comic masterpieces." - The Sixteenth Century Journal Thomas G. Olsen, State University of New York at New Paltz

List of Illustrationsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
1594/1604--a play for Christmas?p. 1
1623: the textp. 10
Sources and analoguesp. 17
Plautus, Menaechmip. 17
William Warnerp. 21
Plautus, Amphitruop. 25
Apollonius of Tyre: Gower or Twine?p. 27
Acts and Ephesiansp. 37
Farce, City Comedy and Romancep. 42
Four centuries of 'Errors' on the page and on the stagep. 59
Editorial Proceduresp. 81
Abbreviations and referencesp. 82
The Comedy of Errorsp. 87
Proverbial language in 'The Comedy of Errors'p. 181
Extracts from 'Gesta Grayorum' (1688)p. 183
Plautus, 'Menaechmi' (William Warner's 1595 translation)p. 188
Extracts from Acts and Ephesians (The Geneva Bible (1560))p. 221
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780521827942
ISBN-10: 0521827949
Series: The New Cambridge Shakespeare
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 146
Published: 26th February 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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